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THE PERSHING CHATTER 




SHOES FOR ME 


! Stray Birds Stop AUDUBON CLUB 
\T° Visit Pershing ! ifprpo qpuaat 


Recently the Pershing School 
office has become a resting place 
for tired parakeets. Two of the 
small birds have visited Pershing 
within the last eight weeks. 

The first parakeet, a blue one, 
was brought to the office by a mem¬ 
ber of Mi's. Timmons’ class at the 
early part of this term. The bird 
had flown into the room 'dui'ing 
class. 

Another parakeet was brought to 
the office on March 17th. This time 
it was a green one which had also 
flown into the school. He stayed in 
the Sound Control Room until a 
cage was obtained, and then the 
parakeet was coaxed into it. 


It was recently announced that ( Since this is to be for graduation, 
the high ninth graders would take ; no guests will be allowed, 
a San Jacinto Battlegrounds boat For this trip, each teacher, par- 
trip this year instead of the High ent, and student going paid $3.00. 
Nine Banquet usually held. This money was divided as follows: 

The high nines will leave Persh- $1.10—Boat trip, 

ing v-n chartered busses at 9:00 $' .50—Bus. 

A. M., May 28. No private cars $1.00—Lunch to be prepared by 

will be allowed to go beyond Persh- catering’ service. 

ing because space at the deck is $ .40—-For IV 2 hour stop at the 

limited. Students will be assigned battle grounds. 

to busses as a homeroom unit, as $3.00—Total. 

each teacher has a list of all stu- Part of the group will see the 

dents riding on that bus. The San Jacinto Monument and Mus- 

hcmeroom will be accompained by eum, while others will see the Bat- 

the homeroom teacher and four tleship Texas. 

parents from the homeroom. After a day well-spent they will 

No shorts are allowed. They will leave the Battlegrounds and re¬ 
wear blue jeans or pedal pushers, turn to Pershing at 3:30 P. M. 


One of the busiest clubs in Per¬ 
shing is Mrs. Nettie Barnes’ Junior 
Audubon Club. The club’s main ob¬ 
jective is to keep our school at¬ 
tractive, new, and modern. 

Mrs. Barnes and her club mem¬ 
bers have gone all out to improve 
our campus. 

They have worked with the 
Booster Club in supplying new 
plants for the planters. The money 
for this project came from the 
Booster Club. 


By Ann Echols 

this tender age you can detect 
the poise 

ich finds its way to the atten¬ 
tion of girls and boys. 


The new plants alone cost $2401 
Also the club ds planning to buy 
bird feeders to put up around the 
school grounds. 


CLIPPING CLUB 
A new service club this year 
is the Clipping Club. It’s purpose 
is to cut out pictures, and stories 
of interest in science, social stud¬ 
ies, and art. The pictures and 
stories will be given to the lib¬ 
rary. 

There are 23 members in the 
club, which is sponsored by Mrs. 
Ruth La Verne. 

The officers are: Mary Klare, 
president; Kay Millet, vice presi¬ 
dent; Larry Gunter, secretary; Har¬ 
ry Marsh, treasurer; Bob Heliums, 
sergeant-at-arms, and Charlotte 
Sparks, file keeper. 


Here our Panda isn’t much in the 
way of size, 

But she makes up for that with the 
friendliness in her face and 
eyes. 


Famous Name Shoes 


Brown eyes, brown hair, and a cute 
little nose, 

Helps tell of the fame she rarely 
shows. 


The Booster Club has selected Yvonne Richards, Karen Hutchins, 
students* during the lunch periods L i n e 11 e Johnston, Carol Wilson, 
in the Cafeteria who showed Gayle Chernoskey, and Elsley Bow- 
signs of outstanding citizenship, man, 

The students were given a small A1 
plastic, red and white disk. This iel, 1 
disk was, given to their homeroom Blac 
teachers and citizenship points on I 
were given to the student. Baei 

The students selected are: Mike War 
Fullas, Karen Cowden, John Wil- A] 

Hams, Dianne Duncan, Adele Lew- Suzj 
is, Janice Orr, Jimmy Hunt, Margo an 1 
Garrett, Larry Hilt, and Judy Ga- Gibs 
keener. ] an , 

Also Lynne Hunzicker, Patsy sey, 

Bonner, Peter Kellogg, Raymond ning 
Thomas, Linda Natkin, Pam Pop- ders 

kins, Gloria Goode, Gale Vereen, _ 

Anita Kaiser, and Judy Allen. T"” 

Also Judy Webb, Pat Harris, 

Judy Howell, Linda Bunn, Tom 
Romberg, Mary Edna Marshall, 

Hayden Kaden, Bobby Katline, Rob¬ 
ert Haminsky, and Amy Chafin. 

Also Sheila Ullrich, Dennis Reed, 

Karen Ann Morris, Pat Davis, Lin¬ 
da Arnold, Charles Driscoll, Jimmy 
Hall, Becky Brochert, Alice Bell, 
and Kay Campbell. 

Also Heather Parley, Lupe Saenz, 

Gail Johnston, Vicki Caldwell, 


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This little gal grew into “a real 
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Having friends, fun, and honors at 
that. 


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She joined us from Jackson, making 
her way 

Into our social whirl, most people 
say. 


If we study the picture, maybe it 
will show us 

Where she gets nonchalance and 
personality plus. 


Unscramble the letters and guess 
her name r ;V' 

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PERSHING CHATTER 


Published By The Chatter Club of John J. Pershing Junior High School 


Volume 23 


HOUSTON, TEXAS, MAY, 1955 


Number 7 


Duncan find Richard Harris Legion Winners 



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MS Initiates Now 
Officially Members 

On Friday, April 22, the National 
Junior Honor Society of Pershing 
carried out the initiation and induc¬ 
tion into the Society of the new 
members. 

The initiates cooperated fully 
in wearing the costumes they had 
been instructed to wear. Although 
the initiates were dressed pecu¬ 
liarly, it is to their credit that 
they behaved in a manner which 
showed the seriousness of the 
purpose of the initiation. Onlook¬ 
ers, however, could not keep from 
laughing. 

Th induction was performed in a 
very effective manner. The speeches 
made by Mr. John A. Ratliff, prin¬ 
cipal, and Mr. C. V. Denson, as¬ 
sistant principal, as well as those 
given by the old members of the 
Honor Society, served to bring out 
the high-ideals and purpose of the 
Society. The new members and their 
parents made a very attentive au¬ 
dience, thereby adding to the ef¬ 
fectiveness of the induction. 

The social after the induction 
showed the hard work put into it by 
the Social and Refreshment Com¬ 
mittees. There were dancing, re¬ 
freshments, and a grand march. Ev¬ 
eryone enjoyed himself fully. 


Dunivan And Williams Are Runners-Up 


RICHARD HARRIS 


DIANNE DUNCAN 


Oeai-Up Campaign Is Now Underway 


The Booster Club is sponsoring 
the Pershing clean-up campaign for 
1955. Mr. Charles Williams is in 
S charge. 

Each homeroom was sent a check 
list. This is a printed form asking 
the students to clean woodwork, 
windows, desks, lockers, and cabi¬ 
nets, and to arrange the bulletin 
boards neatly. 

i After each of the jobs have been 


Barbara Grevsky 
City Spelling Cl 

Recently Barbara Grevsky, of shing contestant 
Miss L’Nell Starkey’s L-8 homeroom compete agains 
defeated contestants from the other the elementary 
junior high and elementary schools schools in this a 
of Houston to represent Pershing in spelled against t 
the national spelling bee at Wash- pions of Houstc 
ington, D.C. the best spell 

For this she received, in addi- through eight ii 
ticn to the trip to Washington, pendent School ] 
a Zenith Trans-Oceanie short wave This gave he: 
radio set. She was aided and peting against 
coached by Mrs. Mattie Mae Lew- from the other s 
is, who also conducted last year’s United States, 
spelling bee. press it was n 

To win first place Barbara had to ranked in the n 
spell down approximately 65 Per- _ 

Junior Ei-Ts Visit Student 
Louisiana Camp * T 

Delegates from the Junior Hi “Y” /\Ct/lV0 il 
Clubs of Pershing left for Camp 
Windywood, Alexandria, Louisiana, you ever 

on Friday, April 30. many of the a< 

Mr. Elarvey Skinner and Mr. Joe come under 
McMillian will be in charge. work? Well, 

The trip lasted three days. Council. There 

The purpose of the trip was to L’cm each ho 
teach proper handling of official elected by then 
duties for president, vice presi- year. The qu 
dent, secretary, chaplain, and reg- more than 2 c s 
uiar members. due*.. 

There were several conferences, The. Studeni 
panel group meetings, and lectures, charge of the 
There were also films, for both en- cheerleaders ; 
tertainment and teaching. large. Ballots 

The seventh, eighth, and ninth homerooms an 
grade clubs were represented by the Student C 01 
certain delegates. They were: Biff At the asse 

Walker, Billy Lester, Bon Eck- 20 and 22, th 
hardt, Steve Parker, Tom Hew- Student Cour 
itt, Jim Howze, Bobby Craig, j was a memb 
Storey Lindsey, Andy Horne, and sponsored by 
Ralph Blackburn. Club. 

There was a dance Saturday There has b< 
night, delegates attending. in the roster of 


completed the form is turned in to 
the Booster Club. 

A poster has been placed near 
the office door listing each home¬ 
room. When a room has* turned in 
its completed form it will get a 
silver star by its name. 

Some suggestions made by club 
members were: to ring doorbells 
asking the people to pick up trash 
and debris from their yards, to ad¬ 
vertise in the newspapers, and to 
go on the radio asking people to 
help. ' ' - 

Pugie Cornwell, president of the 
Booster Club, and Claire Emmott, 
secretary, want to ask each student 
to help by picking up some paper 
off the school grounds. 


Pershing winners of this year’s ( 
American Legion awards are Di¬ 
anne Duncan and Richard Harris. 
Runners-up for the awards were 
Dianne Dunivan and John Wil¬ 
liams. 

The two winners were chosen for 
their outstanding scholarship, lead¬ 
ership, citizenship, service, char¬ 
acter, and companionship (girls 
only). 

Dianne, who beat out 21 compet¬ 
itors for the honor, has a number 
of other awards to her credit. She j 
is a member of the National Honor 
Society, has received four scholar¬ 
ships, has been homeroom secretary 
three times, class chairman four 
times, intramural team captain for 
two years, and expects to take an¬ 
other scholarship this year. 

Richard is also a member of the 
National Honor Society. Plus that, 
he’s Editor-in-Chief of the CHAT¬ 
TER, has never made a “B” on his 
report card, is active in the Air Ex¬ 
plorer Squadron No. 1, has served 
as sports editor of the CHATTER 
and as a traffic and hall patrol. He 
was also president of his homeroom 
once. 

Mr. Henry A. Schumacher of 
Legion Post No. 77, presenter of 
these awards to Pershing, made 
the chief address and gave the 
awards to JDtenne and Richard at 
assembly Friday. 

The Legion awards are made 
twice a year to the outstanding 
high nine boy and girl in schools 


shing contestants. Then she had to 
compete against contestants from 
the elementary and junior high 
schools in this area, after which she 
spelled against the other area cham¬ 
pions of Houston to prove herself 
the best speller of grades one 
through eight in the Houston Inde¬ 
pendent School District. 

This gave her the honor of com¬ 
peting against champion spellers 
from the other school districts of the 
United States. When we went to 
press it was not known how she 
ranked in the national contest. 
-O-- 

Student Council 
Active In Pershing 

Did you ever wonder who directs 
many of the activities that do not 
come under regular classroom j 
work? Well, it is the Student 
Council. There is a representative 
from each homeroom. They are 
elected by their homerooms for one 
year. The qualifications are no 
more than 2 c’s and an “H” in Con¬ 
duct. 

The. Student Council was in 
charge of the recent election for 
cheerleaders and councilmen-at- 
large. Ballots came in from all 
homerooms and were tallied by 
the Student Council members. 

At the assemblies on April 19, 
20 and 22, the president of the 
Student Council, Bob Johnson, 
j was a member of the boards 
sponsored by the Homemakers 
Club. 

There has been a recent change 
in the roster of the Student Council. 


Pershing School wishes to express 
its deepest sympathy to the family 
of Homer (Sonny) Helton Jr. 
Homer was accidentally killed 
May 13, 1955. Survivors were his* 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer H. 
Helton Sr., his brother, Ronald 


mother, Mrs. Minnie Lee Helton. 

Funeral services were held at 
11 a.m. Monday, May 16, 1955, at 
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church. The 
burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. 
A great many students and parents 
attended the services. 


throughout the nation. They are 
considered to be the highest honors 
which a junior high school student 
may receive. 

j Dianne expects to carry on her 
scholastic achievements at the new 
Bellaire high school next year. She 
wants to go to Texas University 
after high school, and would like 5 - 
to eventually be either a commercial 
artist or a model. 

Richard plans to attend Rice In¬ 
stitute, after high school at Lamar,, 
where he will major in Aeronautical 
Engineering. 

Runners-up Dianne Dunivan 
and John Williams are also both 
members of the National Honor 
Society. They have served as 
chairmen of several classes^ and; 
have won a number of scholar¬ 
ships between them. 

Dianne has been president of her 
homeroom once and has served on 
the Student Council. John is presi¬ 
dent of the projection club and has 
been chosen to serve on the Stu¬ 
dent Council three times. He re¬ 
cently won first, second, and third 
place in the photography contest. 

Other students vieing for the 
awards were: Toni Berrong, Ann 
Echols, Janet Galeener, Dianne Gib¬ 
son, Emily Hamrick, '"Aim 
son, Patricia Harrison, Sue Hart- 
grove, Harriet Hocker, Jamie Holt, 
Sharon Langston, Marianne Miller, 
Marilyn Mott, Judy Mount, Peggy 
O’Neal, Judy Rudledge, Judie Stra¬ 
der, Dianne Van Eaton, Joyce Von 
Boeckman, and Patty Weber, girls. 

Boys in the running were: Henry 
Barrett, Andy Horn, Bob Johnson, 
Mack Kidd, Gus Koerner, Larry 
Moore, Jerry Perkins, Perry Ra- 
doff, Jim Reid, Joe Taylor, and Del- 
ber Turner. 


LIFE - SAVING 
TESTS IN GYM 

Twenty-two girls in Miss Betty 
Gray’s fourth period Junior Life 
Saving class have passed the course 
on the methods of life saving and 
survival in the water. 

They will receive a card certifying 
that they are Junior Life Savers. 

The girls are: Maxine Brand, Ann 
Broesche, Lynda Cooke, Ginny Dow¬ 
ell, Melinda Felker, Ann Fitch, Sue 
Jones, Letitia Kinzback, Ella Lester, 
Sherry Lundstrom, Sandra Kay Mc¬ 
Donald, Wendy Melchoir, Penny 
Moncus, Pat Settle, Carolyn Simms, 
Cathy Smith, Merry Ann Swanson, 
Marilyn Thomason, and Judy Young. 

Some of the things the gilds had 
to do were swim 18 lengths; apply 
artificial respiration 12 times a min¬ 
ute; take off clothes in water; learn 
all the releases; learn the different 
carrys; know what to do if you 
start to get tired when saving a 

1 

| drowning victim; and know how to 
help a tired swimmer. 


A release is used to get away 
from a person who is struggling and 
catches on to another person. 

A carry is used to move the 
drowning'person to shore.